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Just bought a 68 bassman cab, speakers are shot...

jnco

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they are farty and very low output. what would you recommend as a replacement? I've had great success with eminence texas heats, and i might just end up going with those again, but i'm looking for other suggestions. I'm using a bandmaster reverb head rated at 40w and it takes a 4 ohm load.

 

cameron

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That Bandmaster Reverb would pair up very nicely with just about any decent speakers.

What kind of sound do you like?
 

jnco

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That Bandmaster Reverb would pair up very nicely with just about any decent speakers.

What kind of sound do you like?

i'm just looking to get a vintage fender tone. nothing terribly expensive, but i don't really want to cheap out on speakers either.
 

jnco

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i also want a speaker better paired up with the wattage of my amp. i need break up!
 

jnco

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They'd be fine if you want a good amount of speaker crunch added to your sound. Many would want a cleaner sound with a Bandmaster Reverb. Do you want to make your rig more Tweedy-sounding?


i'm not necessarily shooting for a tweed sound...but i'd like it to break up at about 5-6 on the volume. right now it's not really breaking up at all. i play mostly dirty, but i don't want it breaking up too early.
 

strumminsix

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My 74 BMR really loves my 2x12 w/Eminence Cannabis Rex speakers.

They are efficient speakers but the BMR isn't a clean machine.

With med output humbuckers I am starting to clip by around 5
 

AL30

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they are oxfords, and i just found a speaker servicing shop that would recone them for 65 a piece. not sure how i feel about that. :(
I have a '72 Fender that came stock with Oxfords. I had them reconed... and I still don't like them. They sound much better than they did but I ended up with Jensen C12Ns (which I really like) and Texas Heats (OK to my ears but not as good as the Jensens). They originally sounded as you described - "farty". They still retained some of that once I had them reconed.

I'm not sure what the "cut-off" year was for Oxfords. From what I've read people seem to really like the older versions. But I'm not sure when "older" is.

AL
 

67super

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I've got a one of the smaller Bassman 2x12 (1965) cabinets with a weber 12F150 and a 12F150B in it. I like the sound a lot, I use it with a 65 bassman.
 




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